Posted by Ken Warkentin on Thursday, December 07, 2017 11:11 PM


2-Flying Cowboy – This cowboy scored back-to-back before getting parked as the beaten favorite last out @ Dover Downs, note the barn change, forwardly placed from the rail in an intriguing match up


8-Jackson Brady – Took a mark of 1:51.4 here this season, maintaining sharp form @ Pocono, has blast off speed to overcome the outside draw


7-Show Me Up – 10YO iron horse with 89 starts the past two seasons returns fresh off a hard-fought score @ Saratoga, challenging post, but knows how to get it done here



1-Winneress – Trond Smedshammer-tuned colt just one for 15 this season, but a consistent stalking type gets some class relief & looks for smooth sailing from the rail with Gingras


3-Tymal Reign – 3YO filly has done good work here recently, blowout win last month, almost went all the way with a well-controlled effort last week & draws inside


7-Waiting On A Woman – Classy 9YO gelding sports 60 wins, freshened up Kyle Spagnola, finished well in :26.4 in the most recent qualifier here, rates contender status



3-Tullow N – New Zealand gelding uncorked a breathtaking rally to score here two starts back, no chance as the beaten favorite @ Yonkers last out


1-Always At My Place – Responded to take-charge & well controlled handling by Gingras to go all the way last week & his Burke stablemate closed well to hit the board, formidable entry


7-Art History – Steady stalker caught a case of seconditis recently, but he can leave like a rocket, kick home with the top ones & loves this track



2-Watkins – 10YO was a 1:54.1 winner here this season, fresh off a game effort in which he held well to hit the board, gets some class relief & draws inside a wide-open affair


5-Caulfield – Brushed to the top from post nine & gave way in his Big M debut last week, we’ll give him the acclimating mile, drops in class & may revert to his best closing style


8-Moonlight Cocktail – 1:53.4 winner here in 2017 hit the board back-to-back against tougher @ Harrah’s Philadelphia recently, her chance goes up if she can get a speed target



2-Long Beach – Lightly-raced & regally-bred gelding displayed some positive speed in the qualifier here & in his first start for Mark Silva @ Pocono, draws inside a vulnerable field


1-Record Machine – Had a taste of stakes action this Fall, lots to like about some recent efforts in Harrah’s Philadelphia & can get a smooth getaway from the rail here


10-Cuz I’m Happy – Gelding’s career off to a decent start, hitting the board in eight of ten, seems sharp enough & can overcome the outside draw with an alert start



4-Can Do – Left alertly & shook loose with plenty of late trot to maintain a board spot, draws the same inside post on a form spree, strong in the win column & loves this track


2-Upfront Billy – Classy veteran knows his way around this oval, capping another solid season with an 8 for 30 record, steady stalking type gets a bit of class relief & draws well


8-Raise The Curtain – Picked up Corey Callahan, surged to command & just missed by a whisker last week, moves outside, yet remains a hot commodity



7-Don’tcallmefrancis – Razor sharp 4YO gelding was shuffled to the back, angled & was absolutely airborne in :26.1 last week, bumped up in class, but could be dangerous within closer striking range


3-Lawrencetown Beach – Burke-tuned 3YO gelding asserted himself with sharp speed & delivered as the heavy favorite last week, looms as the one to knock off again


1-JK Will Power – 1:49 performer @ Hoosier Park brushed & bottomed them out in his comeback here at 3-5 for Andrew Federico, Jr. & steps up with the rail advantage



2-Betabcool N – 1:52.3 winner here this season rallied from a real tough spot while pace compromised & was right there in the photo last week, makes her second start off a sick scratch from an improved post


7-OK Heavenly – Made a quick & positive adjustment to the mile track here with a strong rally for the place deadheat last week, Pelling trainee is high in the win column


9-Jewel Leigh A - $121,000 in the bank this season, trending in the right direction on smaller tracks, getting some class relief to offset the tough post, could surprise if the pace is right



4-Electric Western – Shows crushing first over while beating N/W of 7 company @ Pocono this Fall, draws well in a wide-open field & may have found a spot to be assertive again


6-Express Stride N – Got the fast pace he needed, but was out of striking range, still kicked home to hit the ticket in :26.4 last week & remains a big threat


1-Rock To Glory – Dominant first over winner from rail in a Dash For The G Notes Final over an off track on 11-18, has the class & form to be a factor here for The Mann



5-Free Show – Bothered by an early breaker & flew home to just miss in a blanket photo last week, Pelling trainee can handle the class hike & long overdue


3-Studio One – 3YO filly added Lasix & finished a hard-charging second by a head in a sparkling debut here from the same post


8-Cousin Mary – Grinded gamely & held for the place deadheat first time Lasix, 12-time winner this season builds on that excellent acclimating mile from a more demanding post



8-Dune Dude – Took a mark of 1:50.1 this season, forced wide from an impossible spot last week, second start off a sick scratch & gets further class relief


1-Elrama N – Dropped to this level, offered a late bid & came up a bit short, classy winner in 1:50 here this season sharpening his sword & lands the pole position


3-Drunken Desire A – 0 for 31 in 2017, followed live cover & finished well for minor spoils in last Saturday’s finale, draws better to finally kick the door in



1-K-Lees Shakenbake – Makes his third start off the bench after two tightening miles against tougher, classy gelding has always thrived down the long stretch here


3-Travel Playlist – Making his second start for Team Orange Crush after getting blitzed by 1:50.2 winner Lawrencetown Beach, some class relief & another inside draw could spark his form


6-Starznheaven – Parlayed a hard-fought score @ Saratoga with a repeat rally & upset in 1:51.2 last week, 5YO horse-for-the-course is sharp on the rise



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